I believe it's usually on November 15th. Gives me (us?) a hair over a month to finalize my plan and totally psych myself up for it.
I know we've had some threads that sort of touched on quitting a couple of times but I was never quite ready to give it my full attention (had boatloads of excuses why I *needed* to wait). But, for quite a while now, I've been feeling more and more like such a major hypocrite with all my nattering on about eating clean and exercising to get healthy while continuing to light up. Time to knock it off.
Originally I was telling myself I would quit when I got to my goal weight (secretly thinking I would try and go below goal so I had a "cushion" to gain back a few
). Then I decided it would be in January 2009. Then I thought "what the heck" I'll quit the day after my birthday in December. Now I'm thinking what better day than the Great American Smokeout?
Figured that I could use some of the *tricks* I've learned on this weight loss journey of mine to help things along with the smoking - after all, if I can change enough bad habits to lose 50lbs I can surely quit smoking right?
What I've done so far is to make a list or the reasons to quit and compared it to the excuses (first thing I did was quit calling them *reasons*
) not to.
Reasons to quit list has gotten miles long - top few are: I'm tired of my hair, clothes, and car being stinky. I want to get my teeth fixed but my dentist says he won't do anything major until I quit - otherwise it's just a waste of time and money. And, personal favorite - the money I spend on cigarettes every month could be much better spent on yummy stuff like SHOES
List of excuses not to quit is down to one - Afraid of weight gain.
Squashing that one by qutting while my little food brain is still so single mindedly focused on getting to goal that I think I'll be able to keep from snacking myself back into the plus size department.
I know 3FC isn't a quit smoking forum but since my only excuse not to quit has to do with weight, I'm hoping no one will mind my posting about it here